Publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International or Bordigists. January/February 1949 US "Bordigists"? The history of the US Faction/Federation of the Left Communist International aka the US Bordigists is obscure. They seem to have started off as a Italian Emigre group in late 1920s, picked up a split of Engish speaking Americans from the Oehlerites in the late 1930s and wound up in the 1950s. In the 1940-50s they published an English language magazine titled "International Bulletin" renamed "Internationalist" in 1949. In his history of the Bordigist Current, Phillipe Bourrinet mentions a second group in Philadelphia. The grouping may have continued into the 1970s. The writer Jean Malaquais (World Without Visa), a Left Communist in Europe, was living in New York in the 1950s and would meet in the Bronx with them, sometimes bringing his US sponsor/advocate Norman Mailer.